The Pittsburgh Penguins have forced a Game 6 on Sunday afternoon and they all owe goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury a beer. Fleury was the reason Pittsburgh held off a third-period charge from the Philadelphia Flyers, and it boosted the team to a 3-2 victory in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.
The Flyers controlled possession throughout the third and came on strong for just about 15 straight minutes in the final period, but Fleury was literally in ninja mode. See, look:
Overall, Fleury was phenomenal in the third and throughout the game, and without his phenomenal play, the Penguins wouldn't be moving on. Special teams were again huge as well, as Philadelphia scored both goals on the power play, but Pittsburgh's penalty kill came up strong on a third-period power play that seemed to help Fleury settle in for the barrage that would come after.
Game 6 is scheduled for 12 p.m. on Sunday, and against all odds, Pittsburgh can force a Game 7 with a win.
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